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Stardust at the Senate’ Celebrates Life and Legacy of David Bowie

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The event aims to commemorate the famed artist three years after his death. It’s in its second year at the Senate Theater.

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David Bowie was an artist of many personas – Ziggy Stardust among the most conceptualized and glamorous of his alter egos. The style and sound was eccentric, enigmatic and expressive.

And, of course, very memorable.  


Stardust at the Senate 

When: Saturday, January 11, 2020, 7:00 pm 

Where: The Senate Theater, 6424 Michigan Ave., Detroit 


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David Bowie represents someone who had a lot of influence and a very fluid identity that I think had so many incarnations that everyone relates to him in some capacity,” says Zoe Villegas, volunteer at the historic Senate Theater in Detroit.  

On Saturday, January 11, Villegas and fellow volunteer Lindsay Robillard will host “Stardust at the Senate”, an event that pays tribute to the legacy of Bowie, who passed on January 10, 2016.

Now in its second year, the one-night celebration features an art show, Rock ‘n Roll Panel, screening of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and then event-goers party.

I think that it’s important to remember the people who help us to become who we are,” Villegas says. ”David Bowie has that impact on people. [He was] just a universal figure.”

Click the player for the conversation about Bowie’s influence and the road to renovating and revitalizing the Senate Theater. 

Audio Feature by Ryan Patrick Hooper 

Post Written By LaToya Cross 


Ryan Patrick Hooper, Host, CultureShift

Ryan Patrick Hooper is a host of CultureShift and longtime arts, culture and music reporter.

hooper@wdet.org Follow @hoopingtonpost

LaToya Cross, Producer, CultureShift

LaToya Cross is a Producer with CultureShift, where she produces in-depth content that spotlights creatives and individuals using their platform to examine, cultivate, shape and shift culture.

Latoya.cross@wdet.org Follow @ToizStory

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